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was the victim of an acid attack now admits that it was self-inflicted. >>> and mini moon, the guinness book of world records reals >>> and mini moon, the guinness book of world records reals the world's smallest cow. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with finally nearing the end. after five long months, crews in the gulf of mexico have taken a major step toward permanently plugging up the blownout well behind the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. for more on that, we go to kristin dahlgren, live in louisiana with more. ood morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. day 150 and that relief well that they started drilling shortly after this a started has finally intersected with the mccondo well some 2 1/2 miles below the floor of the gulf. admiral thad allen said that the two wells were connected and that the next step was to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanely seal it off. obviously, great news for people in this area, but really just one step in their recovery. oil ctinues to wash ashore. and this
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by claiming she was the woman of an acid attack now admits it was self-inflicted. and mini moo. the guinness book of world records unveils the world's smallest cow. good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin with finally nearing the end. after five long months, crews in the gulf of mexico have taken a major step toward permanently plugging the blownout well. behind the worst oil spill in u.s. history. and for more on that, we go to nbc's kristen dahlgren in venice, louisiana. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, lynn. day 150 and that relief well they started drilling shortly after this all started has finally intersected with the well some 2 1/2 miles beneath the floor of the gulf. in a statement late last night, the incident commander said the two wells were now connected and that the next step is to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanently seal it off. obviously, good news for people in this area. really just one step in their recovery. oil here continues to wash ashore. this week, evidence of a m
. >>> and in new york, guinness world record promoted the release of their 2011 book with a play date with one of its biggest and smallest stars. giant george, the world's tallest living dog, and booboo, the smallest. booboo needed a boost to meet george, but there was an instant connection. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> there was a lot of drama when they were rescuing that animal. >> i know. that video was pretty amazing. >> eventually, they got over the hump, though. and then got it out. >> really, bill? you're going to start out the morning with a bad joke? >> that's how we're doing it. let's talk about the tropics, lynn. we had karl out there yesterday and now it's out into the gulf of mexico. every now and then, these storms go up to the yucatan and veer to the north. not this one, though. this one is steered more or less back towards mexico for a second landfall as we go through friday night. here is the forecast track. tropical storm at the current time karl, it could become a hurrican
and straps to pull the distressed animal to safety. so far seems to be doing okay. >>> in new york, guinness world record folk promoted the release of their 2011 book with a play date for one of the biggest and smallest stars, giant george, the world's tallest living dog, and bobo, the smallest. boo boo needed a boost to see george, but there was an instant connection. now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the forecast. >> do you think george is a happen dog? >> i hope not. >> a lot of those great danes think they are. george was pretty cute. let's talk about the hurricanes out there and the tropical storms. just got the new updates in. no big surprises, the biggest concern is down here in mexico where we are watching tropical storm karl. it's over the bay of cam peacpe now it looks like it will make landfall as a hurricane sometime on friday it shouldn't be too big, maybe a category 1, at worst a category 2. here is the forecast timing. it's a little slower than previous. it looks like landfall sometime late friday night into saturday morning
the superdome twice. guinness is expected to determine soon whether that qualifies as the largest king cake. >>> now here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> good morning, amara. have you ever had that before? >> i haven. but it looks like a great breakfast for me. i love sweets in the morning. >> i'll have to look that up. as far as yesterday went in the south, incrediblyhot. huntsville, alabama region had their 100th 90-degree day of the candar year. philadelphia, you broke your record yesterday for the most 90-degree days in one year. the heat this summer has been incredible and it's going to continue as we go throughout the day today. as far as the forecast goes, it looks like we're going to see the cooler air coming down from the north. billings at 44 there. that's a sign of thingsto come. as of now, we have the cooler air and warmer air hitting it and that's where we're getting the heavy rain. thre's a lot of it outside of denver and into colorado. this area of low pressure is going to be an area of possible flooding ins, especially up there in minnesota and wisconsin
and attempted to cook up a world record with more than 2,000 pound of gooey mac and cheese. yummy. guinness hasn't weighed in yet. the official all you can eat macaroni for 5 bucks is a sure winner. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is meteorologist bill karins with your national and regional forecast. bill, add some bread crumbs and cajun spices from louisiana and i'm good. >> so you don't just get it on out of the box. >> oh, no. you have to add your spices to it. >> that's good stuff. >>> let's talk about what's happening in the tropics, first off. tropical storm matthew blew up a little bit. this looks like it would normally go safely inland here. this storm, though, is going to stall out and this is going to be the storm that will do the most destruction and be the most dangerous with mudslides and flooding that we've had so far this season. it's going to sit over central america and belize and mexico over the next five days. this is going to stall out here, but still be close enough to the warm water of the caribbean to maintain itself. this is going to be a da
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. >>> the world's tallest man and the world's shortest woman are both from turkey. the guinness book of records got them together saturday. the tallest man is 8" 3" tall. the shortest woman 2" 4.6" high. wonder if there was a love connection? this morning, tracking hurricane igor. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wondering-- now that the well is capped, is bp gonna meet its commitments? i was born in new orleans. my
may just be a sip or two away. the new guinness world record holders for longest living twins credit whiskey and pestiz for a long life. they celebrated their 98th birthday last week, while the pair admits exercise has played a role and a smooth drink that keeps them feeling young. i'll tell you, bill, the french know how to do it. >> and smiling. >> they were so cute, right? >> i mean, yeah. i wouldn't want to sit down to the table with them, though. >> they could probably drink you under the table. >> yes. >>> time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. >>> new driving rules go into effect in massachusetts. drivers caught texting, on the internet or on a phone will face a fine. and being stuck in traffic or at a red light will not be accepted as an execute. >>> in new york, forces are joined for the keep children alive aiming to help children with hiv/aids in africa and india. >>> and happy 50th birthday to "the flintstones." it debuted on this day in 1960 making it network tv's first animated prime time series. >>> all day long, y
. guinness hasn't weighed in yet. >>> now for a look at your national and regional wlr, here is bill karins with your national and regional forecast. >> we're looking forward to the weekend. we are dealing with a tropical storm out there. a lot of people wondering will this ever affect the united states. it's possible. but it would at least be 7 to 10 days from now. this is tropical storm matthew. you notice it heads up to here to belize and affects the yucan areas from cancun through southern mexico into tuesday. so we've got a -- this is going to be a very slow moving storm through upcoming weekend. after this point, it's unsure if it would move into the gulf or dissipate over land here. that's tropical storm matthew. the big story here in the states has been the heat. it was 90 degree heat. you can see it from dallas almost to chicago. d.c. was 93 yesterday. everywhere in red, the whole southeast and tennessee valley was in the 90s yesterday and today is going to be just as warm because that front shedding through st. louis and chicago. we have at least one more warm day before the coole
, spending 121 days -- sorry. beating the old record of 107. submits it to guinness. guinness says, oh, sorry, we don't have any openings in that particular record this time around, we cannot accept what you've done. so basically, he did all this and then they rejected this guy and said no, you didn't break the record, you're not getting in the book here after all of that, all those snakes. he was with not only all -- two black mambas, two green mambas, all these dangerous snakes. and if you don't remember what the black mamba was, of course you remember the great movie "kill bill." the black mamba had that incredible scene where he killed that guy there and all that. can you imagine, he went to all these lengths, stayed in that room, and did not get in the book? >> you know what, though? i actually have to say i think the guinness book, they have really stringent rules -- >> they're strict. >> i think what they're basically saying is there was no one who could verify probably what he did. i mean i hate to be a pessimist but -- >> rules are rules, i guess, but guinness kind of want to prevent
the distressed animal to safety. so far, it seems to be doing okay. >>> and in new york, guinness world records folks promoted the release of their 2011 book with a play date with one of its biggest and smallest stars. giant george, the world's tallest living dog, and booboo, the smallest. booboo needed a boost to meet george, but as you can see right there, there was an instant connection. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, good morning. i don't know if you were paying attention when i was reading. >> i was. >> did you notice the kamil's privately owned, who owns a camel? someone who lives near a sinkhole? >> i don't know. i have no idea. but, yeah, sinkhole, either. rare camels, not many sinkholes. not good. the weather pattern changed here biological weapon had one storm kicked through. you notice one a second one off the coast here. it's going to stay a little more active. none of the storms are close to areas around the four corners regions or southern portions of the west. all of the front
's shortest woman in turkey for the latest guinness book of records. she stands at just 2'4" tall while he towers at 8'3". it's going to be tough to take his title, because if you can believe it, doctors say he is still growing. >>> do not try this at home. at an annual ritual in india, a local holy man allows himself to get bitten on the tongue by a poisonous snake. oh. according to tradition, villagers sing and dance for nine days leading up to the main event. it's believed that the daring act spares the rest of the town from fatal snake bites. >>> here's one way to ensure a good tip, be named top champ at the annual waiters race in belgium. servers compete in a 1.5 mile race carrying trays filled with glasses and a bottle of booze. the one to cross the finish line spilling as little liquid as possible wins. there are similar competitions take place all around the world. bill, were you ever a waiter? >> i was, actually. >> yeah? >> in college i did some of it. >> would you have been able to keep up? >> no. i was never good at refilling the drinks. it was horrible. >> as long as you're fa
. guinness officials are expected to verify soon whether the cake qualifies as the world's largest king cake. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's the weather channel's bill ckarins. bill m you ever tried alligator meet maet? >> no. >> kind of mike chicken. kind of me made me hungry. >> no, i lived in florida for a while. i never did that. i had a date with a taxidermist, though. good morning, everyone. in the pacific northwest you've got a little weak storm going through with some showers early today. that's about it. the rest of the weather pattern is quiet. now all that rain from new mexico up through colorado and the plains. we've got a nice quiet day today in much of nevada, arizona, utah, and in california. should be a goody in phoenix, too, after some of that rainfall yesterday. you can see just this little frontal system here that's kicking through some showers and clouds in the pacific northwest. it's not a lot of wet weather, as i mentioned. it's going right up and down interstate 5. olympicia is getting a little bit of a downpour. that will kick on thro
in amp attempt to cook up a world record with 2,000 pounds of gooey cheese. guinness hasn't weighed in about an official record. for $5, cheesy macaroni, a sure winner. >>> nbc's bill karins with the weather forecast. i love macaroni. a huge bowl like that doesn't look that appetizing. does it? >> i think the bowl looked full at one time. that was like the bottom of the barrel. >> the next record they'll break. now mac and cheese people ate. >> yeah. all you can eat contest of mac and cheese would be interesting. let's chat about your forecast. very warm conditions in the eastern half of the country. cooler air coming down from canada. the west coast, you have been cool as of late, but at warm-up this weekend. a big front in the middle of the country, dividing the air to the east. another system in the northern rockies and another big storm in the gulf of alaska affecting mostly british columbia a few clouds from seattle to the puchapucget sound. it will be warm. temperatures are going to jump especially saturday into sunday. the only cool spot behind this little clipper-type system
and bounds. he set a new guinness world record for bungee jumping -- yikes, oh, my goodness -- taking a staggering 42 jumps in just one hour. that more than doubled the previous record of 19. wow, there he goes again. not surprisingly, his biggest problem with the repeat leaps from about 160 feet up in the air was -- can you guess it, bill? can you guess it? >> he's going to be sore? whiplash? >> he got dizzy. yeah. >> that makes sense. >> but i would add whiplash to the mix for sure. >> and stupidity. oh, did i say that? sorry. >>> time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. >>> in washington state, the army holds its first hearing in a grizzly war crimes case in which five soldiers are charged with killing afghan civilians for sport. they fired on them in unprovoked assaults with some of the soldiers accused of mutilating the corpses. >>> heading to book store shelves -- bob woodward's book "obama's wars." and also be sure to catch "education nation," nbc's special coverage on the state of our nation's schools. "today's" matt lauer
hold the guinness record for the largest number of people lassoing at the same time. 69 churros twirled the ropes simultaneously for nearly three minutes in the city of guadalajara. >> nice roll of the tongue there. >> you like that? >> they far surpassed the previous record of 23 which was set last year by texas. good ole cowboys. >> none of them look that happy to be breaking the record. it was almost like word. >> they were tired, what do you expect? nice job. we'll be back with more "world news now" rit after this. >>> next saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. it's a somber week for many, also a week rife with debate. >> at the heart of that debate the proposed islamic community center near ground zero. as dan harris reports it could be a very long week. >> there is only one truth, it's in this book. if it's not in this book it's not true. >> reporter: pastor bill keller, a notoriously anti-islamic televangelist who earned his theology degree while serving time for insider trading, held a small service at a hotel near ground zero where he wants to open a christi
was organized by the guinness world records to promote the 2011 "guinness book of world records." one little bite is all took. >> they are looking at each other going we look the same, they don't know. >>> some much-needed rain is falling outside. >> bob turk has the latest >> bob turk has the latest after this commercial break. ,,, yeah, but... what.. happened to the back there? well, here's the thing: this was the only "sporty two-seater" they had on my budget. uh-huh. and the seats go all the way back. (announcer) settling for less is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. for the money you'd spend on a stripped down new car, you could get a fully loaded, guaranteed-quality used car at carmax. now more than ever, the smart choice is carmax. the way car buying should be. >>> strong thunderstorm activity. a whole batch has moved through the elkton area. it's moving into much of delaware and new castle county. delaware overs reported wind gusts at 59 miles per hour a few minutes ago with that cell right to the east. you zoom in and there's the heavy activity
a spot in the history books. they are the latest inductees into the guinness world records and earlier, i levs about the w winners and categories. stuff to make us laugh. >> i love doing the show, the most fun stuff. the animal least likely to be named fluffy, longest snake in the world. look at the picture. this is winning -- that is one python. >> no. >> look at the thing, ret tick lated python. >> from where? >> the columbus zoo in ohio. >> what? >>> it is 24 feet long, 7.3 meters long. one snake. >> where do they get that sucker from? that is huge. >> can you believe? what is fluffy about it. >> that is the name, fluffy? oh that is little lairious. >> i love t something more likely to be named fluffy this jack russell terrier, see that is what you were thinking. >> you know, not really a good name for a terrier. you know? >> look at this terrier. >> go ahead. >> this terrier named anastasia in california on in the book for popping 100 balloons in the fastest time by a dog, 44.49 seconds. they will give records to anything. apparently, anastasia sees a balloon in public, she goes wild
,000 pounds and went all the way around the superdome. yesterday the guinness book of world records named it the world's largest king cake. >>> actor joaquin phoenix explained his hoax to david letterman. he looked skrag gelly and unkempt making an appearance on the show in 2009. last night, he came on looking alert and clean-shaven to apologize to dave, part of a performance for a new film, which has just been released. >>> this morning on "the early show," puppy-proofing your home to make sure that your pet is safe in your house. i want one on the set. i'm terrell. that's coming up on "the early show." this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ get up, get moving. subway has breakfast. and it's a slam dunk. i like my breakfast sandwich with green peppers, onion, banana peppers and mustard. i like eggs with black forest ham on wheat. with everything. i like a little kick. that's a good call. i like mine with egg whites. and... a napkin. [ male announcer ] have you built your better breakfast? now's the time! try our better-for-you western egg white muffin melt or the dee-licious double bacon eg
sponsored by the guinness book of world records. >>> new york's mayor bloomberg wants to expand a smoking ban to include some of the great outdoors forbidding smoking in new york city beaches, parks, even the open seating area in times square. the dangers of second-hand smoking or smoke were cited. the pressure will go to public hearings before a vote. >>> men and women rush to help new york's ground zero after the 9/11 attacks. nine years later thousands say the toxic dust made them sick and urge congress to cover their health care and compensation. >> reporter: fire department paramedic david russell spent weeks in what 9/11 first responders called "the pit." >> imagine a fresh snowfall six to eight inches high. it's not snow but six to eight inches high of dust. >> reporter: now he's never without his inhaler. he's also taking medication for an auto immune disease and thyroid condition. >> i never had these problems prior to 9/11 and they all began to come out about five, six years later. >> reporter: fellow 9/11 rescue and recovery workers joined lawmakers on capitol hill to push for
it, right? the folks at guinness world records say she's officially become the most searched-for female on the internet. and she edges out sarah palin. she previously held that title. >>> now to the music charts. for a second straight week, you'll find katy perry's "teenage dream" at the top of the billboard 100. >> taking command of billboard's digital songs list, "just the way you are." bruno mars. that's a rundown of the number ones. let's play it to break. ♪ [ female announcer ] be proud to admit your age. i'm 43. [ female announcer ] only roc® retinol correxion deep wrinkle night cream is clinically proven to give 10 years back to the look of skin. diminishing the look of even deep wrinkles. 10 years? i'll take that! [ female announcer ] roc® we keep our promises. 10 years? i'll take that! our points from chase sapphire preferred are worth 25% more on travel. we're like forget florida, we're going on a safari. so we're on the serengeti, and seth finds a really big bone. we're talking huge. they dig it up, put it in the natural history museum and we get to name it. se
stands just over 27 1/2 inches high, declared the shortest in the world yesterday by the guinness book of records. >>> coming up, your tuesday morning weather. and in the sport, the red sox go home happy at fenway. they're stirring up the pennant pot in the american league east. [ male announcer ] prilosec otc traveled to fairbanks, alaska. home of one of the coldest, longest nights on the planet. and asked frequent heartburn sufferers, like carl, to put prilosec otc's 24 hour heartburn protection to the test for two weeks. the results? i can concentrate on everything i'm doing, not even think about it anymore. since i've been taking it, i've been heartburn free, which is a big relief for me. [ male announcer ] take your 14-day challenge. ♪ prilosec otc. heartburn gone. power on. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. >>> here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country this morning. s sunn
that could wrap around the superdome twice according to the bakers. guinness officials are expected to verify soon whether the cake qualifies as the world's largest king cake. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning. did you get to check out the harvest moon last night? >> i didn't get a chance. >> you missed it. it was absolutely incredible. a lot around the country got to see it. when it rose last night and the sun was setting, moon was rising it looked so huge on the horizon they call it one of the biggest harvest moons we've ever had. as far as today we have a couple different weather stories. equally as hot in the southeast and very wet in the northern plains. yesterday was 95 in d.c. this was middle of the summer type area, areas of tenet healthcare and memphis easily into the mid to upper 90s. alabama, mississippi, this looks like the middle of the summer. we can't cool things off finally but eventually it will happen. it's a very warm morning from kansas city to atlanta.
discovered a sweet way into the guinness book of world records. it has unveiled the world's largest chocolate bar. take a look at that. measures a whopping 18 feet long, feet wide, and get this, 10 inches thick. the big bar weighs in at nearly 10,000 pounds. wow. the confection was broken into pieces for the public so that no one was left feeling bitter. hmm. you know, bill, i love chocolate. but not that much chocolate. >> do you like chocolate plain or would you add almonds or nuts to it? >> i like white chocolate with macadamia nuts. it is my favorite. >> really? >> yeah. >> okay. >> yes, yes. you too? >>> time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll be following here today on nbc news -- in detroit a hearing is scheduled on the case of a man accused of trying to blow up a plane last christmas. the nigerian suspect allegedly concealed a bomb in his underwear and tried to detonate the explosive on a flight from amsterdam to detroit. >>> former english prime minister tony blair will be honored with a 2010 liberty medal. an award given to those who promote freedom around the world.
francisco to set a new guinness record for largest ukelele ensemble but still not enough to beat the standing record held by great britain, 851 auk laleys. members of the -- ukelele. and members of the santa cruz ukelele club say they are not too sad about not breaking the record but they were just happy to have a good time and get together. >> our next newscast is at 5:00. have a great day.
for the guy. he's a 10-year-old pekingese. his name is puggy. judges from the guinness book of world records confirmed the tongue is 4.5 inches long on such a tiny little dog. he's in the guinness book of world records. >>> that's it for this hour of fox 5 morning news. one more hour and we'll turn things over to tony and allison. >> that's disgusting. can they do something about that. do some surgery or something. >> how will he speak? >> thank you, steve. >>> this morning we're keeping an eye on an usual scene in northwest washington. a woman has been evicted from her apartment and a large amount of her personal belongings are lining the streets. we're live with more on how the city and others are helping her this morning. >>> the city school system appears to be in a state of flux. now we're learning that the d.c. superintendent of education is stepping down. >>> and the washington teachers union is speaking out against
down as an unofficial record as no representative from guinness was present, however fortunately for all, david hasselhoff was. >>> los angeles, california, hello, ryan seacrest performing his daily radio show, live in studio. ryan was testing larry's knowledge of modern pop songs. so presenting without comment, larry king's republican days of the lady gaga number one hit, hello poker face. ♪ poker face ♪ she's got me like nobody ♪ poker face ♪ poker face ♪ poker face ♪ poker face >> there was a camera on. >>> extending unemployment benefits doesn't benefit anybody. the latest pearl of wisdom from a republican senatorial candidate. >>> turns out joe miller didn't need the help of sarah palin to defeat lisa markowsky in the primary in alaska, because as luck would have it, the lord is fundings his campaign. the lord and the primary anyway. and some guy from k-street named mike. roll call reporting that miller recently hired washington fund raiser mike ghoul la. he is in the process of 'semably a k-street steering committee. which contradicts a recent campaign fundraisi
? to play the world's largest dodgeball game. they earned a spot in the guinness book of world records by topping the previous mark set at the university of alberta canada. the owner says he got the idea sitting around his dorm room. who doesn't love dodgeball. >>> angry about getting a parking ticket? the city of cambridge, massachusetts says just chill. in fact, just ohm. tickets come with envelopes that illustrate yoga positions so you can make that anger simply melt away. at least that's the theory. >> i think it's a waste of an envelope. if i know it's a tickets, i'm not looking at the poses. >> it's absolutely absurd. >> generally there was not a lot of money associated with doing this. most of the things are things we do anyway. >> i guess the idea was to make you feel good. officials hope to debunk the idea that parking tickets are a hostile action. obviously not anyone is that convinced. they want to know why do i have to pay this $25? >> i'm doing well. >> you had an interesting week, didn't you? >> i'm seeing this ecosavvy economic figure. a lot of folks don't realize this i
teammates joined more than 650 local kids to set a guinness book of world record. they hold the record for the largest virtual exercise lesson. he helped the kids perform fitness drills as part of the play 60, to encourage kids to play for an hour a day. the redskins and glaxo smith klein sponsored the event. >> he has jumped right in and gotten involved. that's great. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, how you can help more than 10 million americans by simply taking a walk this weekend. >>> and holly has more activities for the whole family. we'll be right back. [ quin] my name is quinn, and this is my eggo. on fridays i have hockey before school, so i take two eggo homestyle waffles and put peanut butter inside. [ whispering ] i add a couple chocolate chips when dad's starting the car. [ male announcer ] there's only one way to eat an eggo...your way. [ quinn ] l'eggo my eggo. [ louise ] my name is louise and this is my eggo. on tuesday i go in even earlier than usual. thank goodness for eggo, a nutri-grain waffle with a quick smoodge of cream cheese... at least that part's ea
-watering guinness record for the biggest chocolate bar in the world. look at that. the ginormous block of dark chocolate weighed a whopping 9,700 pounds. it was 18 feet wide and 9 feet -- 18 feet long, rather, and 9 feet wide and 10 inches thick. >> wow. well, the chocolate will be doled out to the public next month in celebration of that company's tenth anniversary. >> i need to know how many calories are in that, but i won't ask. >> just a few hundred thousand. >> we'll be right back. ♪ chocolate sundae ♪ sundae chocolate sundae you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for "little or no money." jim plunkitt: "no cost. absolutely no cost to me." breaking news...when you call toda
cowboys and a few cowgirls now hold the guinness record for the largest number of people lassoing at the same time. 69 churros twirled the ropes simultaneously for nearly three minutes in the city of guadalajara. >> nice roll of the rs there. >> you like that? >> they far surpassed the previous record of 23 which was set last year by texas. good ole cowboys. >> none of them look that happy to be breaking the record. it was almost like work. >> they were tired, what do you expect? nice job. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. >>> next saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. it's a somber week for many, but it is also a week rife with debate. >> at the heart of that debate the proposed islamic community center near ground zero. as dan harris reports, it could be a very long week. >> there is only one truth, it's in this book. if it's not in this book it's not true. >> reporter: pastor bill keller, a notoriously anti-islamic televangelist who earned his theology degree while serving time for insider trading, held a small service at a hotel nea
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